Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.14
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Dec. 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Greg Lischke
Director EM&S
OEMS
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Policy statements are in place regarding reductions of hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste.

The Ithaca College Comprehensive Environmental Policy supports reductions of such waste and mandates proper handling and disposal.
(http://www.ithaca.edu/attorney/policies/vol2/Volume_2-237.htm)

In addition, the Office of Public Safety department of Environmental Health and Safety provides additional guidance and support on proper safeguards for using and handling such materials.
http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/ehs/envirprograms/

In addition, EHS staff conduct employee safety training sessions, inspect areas for work safety practices, monitor and sample workplace environments for indoor air quality and/or personal chemical exposures.


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

This EHS website offers specific guidance on proper handling/disposal of hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste. http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/ehs/envirprograms/

This site covers:
- asbestos management
- PCB ballasts
- pesticides use
- CFCs
- storage tanks
- e-waste
- rechargeable batteries
- fluorescent tubes


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

We have not experienced any significant releases.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

Departments in the Center for Natural Sciences (the only building equipped to handle chemical-based research) uses the ChemTracker database to manage their inventory of chemicals.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

We partner with Tompkins County and our suppliers to recycle our electronic waste. Kindly see the attached link for additional details:

http://www.ithaca.edu/remp/recycle/ewaste/


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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